Amid the news of Boris Johnson planning to resign as Prime Minister, Suella Braverman is the first person to launch a bid for leadership of the Conservative Party.
The Attorney General gave an interview to ITV’s Robert Peston on Wednesday evening in which she voiced her unhappiness over the Prime Minister’s behaviour in recent days.
When asked if she would consider running for Prime Minister she said she would.
Ms Braverman added: “Yes. If there is a leadership contest, I will put my name into the ring. I love this country. My parents came here with absolutely nothing and it was Britain that gave them hope, security and opportunity and afforded me incredible opportunities in education and my career.
Here’s everything you need to know Suella Braverman and her husband, Rael Braverman
Who is Suella Braverman?
Attorney General Suella Braverman, the daughter of immigrant parents who built a new life in Britain, enjoyed a meteoric rise to the Cabinet at the age of just 39.
Her elevation to Cabinet level as the Prime minister’s most senior legal advisor is a surprise choice to replace Geoffrey Cox who was axed in the reshuffle in February.
The 40-year-old MP for Fareham was born and raised in north-west London by parents who came to the UK from from Kenya and Mauritius in the 1960s with little money in their pockets.
Mrs Braverman became the second female attorney general for England and Wales in February amid a Cabinet reshuffle, after resigning as a Brexit minister over former prime minister Theresa May’s draft deal in November 2018.
Suella Braverman husband: Who is the Attorney General for England and Wales married to?
Suella Braverman is married to Rael Braverman, also a politician who holds the position of House of Commons.
The Fareham MP has been married to Rael Braverman since 2018.
The couple tied the knot at a Holiday Inn in Titchfield, Hampshire, where more than 100 people from Fareham councillors to close friends joined the MP for a celebratory meal and party.
They have two children together.
Mrs Braverman and her husband Rael welcomed their first child George Jeffrey on July 10, 2019.
Suella Braverman announced in 2020 that she was expecting her second child.